FUNDING THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN CYCLING

A foundation dedicated to supporting the sport and its amazing athletes, from the neighborhood cul-de-sac to the Olympic podium.

Our Mission

The mission of the USA Cycling Foundation is to assist USA Cycling in its efforts to create and implement consistent and sustained development programs for young American bike racers – we support the future of American bike racing. 

Our Approach

Developing world-class cycling athletes takes significant resources, and most competitive nations receive government funding for Olympic sport development—yet the United States is the only major industrialized nation without this benefit.  Achieving international success in Olympic cycling sport requires dedicated philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and generous individuals like you. 

WE ARE PART OF THE TEAM
The Foundation is a critical part of USA Cycling. Our efforts directly support athletes, coaches, mechanics, soigneurs and staff. We all work together to develop American cycling and achieve international success at professional and Olympic levels.

WHAT WE SUPPORT

JUNIORS, U23, MEN & WOMEN

ROAD, BMX, MTB, TRACK & CX

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS


We award over $100,000 each year through several grant and scholarship programs for athletes and teams pursuing international excellence in cycling. 100% of the gifts to these programs are distributed to athletes via annual awards.

HIGH PERFORMANCE GRANTS

The High Performance Grant program supports travel & training needs for junior and U23 cyclists.

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

The Center of Excellence designation is awarded to select junior and U23 teams which excel in the development of young cycling athletes.

COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Foundation annually awards four collegiate scholarships to the top male and female athletes in collegiate cycling.

OUR ATHLETES

COMING SOON! Meet our current and graduate participants in our USA Cycling Development Programs.

FOUNDATION

OUR TEAM

Steve
McCauley

Director of Donor and Program Services
Background

Steve has been with the Foundation since inception in 2000, working donor development, special events and overall operations. During his tenure with USA Cycling, Steve has also managed Collegiate Cycling and Regional Athlete Development Camps, launching USA Cycling’s Junior athlete programming in Europe in 2006. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Pan American Cycling Confederation as the Vice-President of the Northern Zone, and has assisted USA Cycling with International Relations for the last 15 years. Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.A. in Spanish Literature.

CONTACT

Tim
Johnson

Director of Development
Background

Tim leads the Foundation’s efforts to engage with new donors, sharing USA Cycling’s vision for growing the sport and increasing U.S. success in international cycling. Johnson is one of the most decorated American cyclocross racers of all time, in addition to being a successful road racer. During his 18-year professional cycling career, he competed for Team USA in 13 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, earning a bronze in the U23 event in 1999, and twice raced in the UCI Road World Championships (2002, 2003). He was a six-time U.S. National Cyclocross Champion and won Australia’s Herald Sun Tour on the road in 2003. After retiring from professional racing in 2015, Johnson has remained very prominent on the cycling scene. He has served as an ambassador for multiple leading cycling brands, frequently led fundraising and awareness-raising rides, and served as a broadcast analyst for Tour of Utah, JingleCross World Cup, and USA Cycling’s National Cyclocross Championships. He is passionate about bike advocacy, having raised funds and awareness for PeopleForBikes and MassBike, where he serves on the Board. Johnson is also the founder of the Ride on Washington.

CONTACT

Kristen
Uhlemann

Foundation Business Communications Specialist
Background

As the Foundation’s Business Communications Specialist, Kristen assists with gift processing, donor communication, event planning and a host of other tasks. Kristen has been with USA Cycling since 2012, working on the  Membership Services team and joined the Foundation team in 2016. Kristen is a graduate from Colorado State University with a major in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism and a minor in Business Administration. 

CONTACT

USA CYCLING FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mark Bissell
Grand Rapids, MI
John Bucksbaum
Chicago, IL
Michael D. Cole
Ridge, NY
Robert L. Emery
San Francisco, CA
Peter Grauer
Greenwich, CT
David Helfrich
San Mateo, CA
Russell Hirsch
Los Altos Hills, CA
Thomas L. Kempner, Jr.
New York, NY
Michael Linn
San Francisco, CA
Rafael Ortiz
San Francisco, CA
Brad Silverberg
Mercer Island, WA
Bob Stapleton
San Luis Obispo, CA
Steven van der Zwan
New York, NY
Priscilla Woods
Hailey, ID

SUPPORT THE SPORT

With a donation to the USA Cycling Foundation, you contribute year-round support of athlete development and competition. Together we can help move American cycling forward and achieve international success.

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